Fall is coming, and I couldn’t be more excited.
I love everything about fall and it’s by far my favourite season. Pumpkin spice flavoured EVERYthing, cooler temperatures, leaves changing colours, big sweaters… the list could go on.
Now I know not everyone likes the transition from summer into fall, because that means shorter days and winter is right around the corner.
However there are some little things that I like to do, to make my fall and the transition into winter much better.
How to Prepare for Fall
First off. Try and find all the positive things about this time of the year (even if there aren’t that many, in your mind) instead of complaining about the negative things.
The days are getting shorter faster, and the temperatures outside are (sadly) lowering. So, you should definitely stay warm, to ensure you don’t get a cold.
- blankets. Go into your closet and out out the warm blanket you put away for the summer. Lay it across your bed, wrap yourself in it with your phone or a book. Do whatever you want. Just get your blanket out. If you don’t have one, go buy one for a reasonable price!
- sweaters. Another way of staying warm in the fall is wearing sweaters.. obviously. I love wearing big hoodie sweaters with a pair of either blue or black skinny jeans. Such a casual combination that can be worn on any cooler fall day.
Trend alert: Big oversized bright solid coloured sweaters are everywhere. And when i say bright i mean saturated. H&M and ASOS both have affordable solid coloured sweaters that are perfect for anyone wanting to follow the trend!
I LOVE baking (when I’m in the mood). Sometimes I get these random spurts of motivation to bake and start whipping up a couple of things over one weekend. Ex. last weekend I made a pumpkin pie and fudge, just because. No reason.
Pinterest is the place to go if you’re on the look for new recipes. So many treats, one didn’t even know existed. I bet you could spend hours on Pinterest just looking through all the amazing things you could make.
I personally like to make and eat fall classics, like Pumpkin and Pecan Pie. They’re so delicious and I don’t get why so many people hate those flavours. And the smells of the spices coming from the kitchen after baking a scrumptious pumpkin pie are to die for.
So, go online and find a recipe that you really want to try out. Do it with your friends over a weekend or try it on your own. If you’re in university, get your housemates together and bake it together. Great way to bond, if you don’t know your housemates to well (yet).
I recently developed a love for scented candles. Probably because of the multiple trips we took to Ikea and walking past the candle section in there. They smell so artificial but honestly so good. I really like the vanilla ice cream one.
Candles are perfect for this time of year because of their three main purposes.
- Provide heat. Candles are obviously lit by fire. Fire is hot, therefore giving off heat.
- Provide light. Want to make your night even more romantic? Light a bunch of candles. It sets the mood, if you know what I mean.
- Smell amazing. And make your house smell so good. Who doesn’t want their house always smelling like cinnamon apple pie or a pumpkin spice latte?
If you’re like me, you like to change the space you live in and decorate according to season or holiday. I like it to be bright and colourful for spring and summer and cozy for fall and winter.
Last year, I had some fake leaves, fake pumpkins and painted a picture using apples. A little over the top, but I loved it.
Just go to the dollar store and pick up some cheap fall decorations for 1$. Fake leaves across the backboard of your bed will look so good and make your room cozier.
Or if you want to spend some more money on decorations that’ll last you some years, go to Urban Outfitters. They always have amazing things. A little pricey, but worth it.
Changing even just basic things like your bed covers and door mats will make a big difference. Little things go a long way, like they say.
Not gonna lie, but I also really love fall because I have more clothes that suit the season. I’ve got more long-sleeved shirts, sweaters and jeans and there’s so many different ways I can style my warmer pieces.
In the summer, I’m not that creative. Jeans and a t-shirt is usually my go to in the summer, because of the hot temperatures.
But, to prepare yourself for fall you should definitely go out and buy yourself a new fall wardrobe. Or just a couple of pieces to add to your “fall collection”.
Some key items to add to your shopping list:
– big sweaters
– denim jacket
I got this flannel dress shirt from Levis and it’s seriously the definition of fall. The colours and pattern are perfect and it’s in an amazing flannel for the fall season. Definitely a must-have for a thanksgiving dinner (That I won’t be having this year, because we don’t celebrate it in Germany 🙁 )
I like to pair it with this knit Tommy Hilfiger sweater, because the colours match very well.
Finally, just go and buy a bunch of pumpkin spice flavoured things, if you like those things. I really want to try the pumpkin spice flavoured Oreos.